The MartianThe Martian
Release Date: October 2, 2015
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Alien, Gladiator)
Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, Aksel Hennie, Naomi SCott, and Mackenxiee Davis.
Plot: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet.

With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. (Official Facebook Page)

Thoughts: Based on the witty, fast paced, and “super science-y” novel by Andy Weir, I am very excited to check out The Marian. I can’t wait to see how the science is presented in the movie. The novel was very well researched and goes into great detail with the scientific processes that are presented. The casting is fantastic. I’m especially looking forward to seeing Matt Damon as the wisecracking Watney. The script was penned by Drew Goddard (World War Z, The Cabin in the Woods), and directed by the legendary Ridley Scott.

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The Bastard Executioner

I was scanning through the television listings and a name caught my eye. Kurt Sutter. The genius mind behind Sons of Anarchy returns to television with The Bastard Executioner for FX. The new series premieres tonight and is set in the middle ages, promising a bloody and intriguing hour every week. If it has half the brutality that Sons had, I think fans of Game of Thornes (such as myself) might enjoy the new show. Joining Sutter from Anarchy are Katey Sagal and Timothy V Murphy, and I’m sure that we’ll see many other regulars of his. Also in the new series are Lee Jones, True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, and Flora Spencer-Longhurst.

Official Show Description: The Bastard Executioner is a blood-soaked, medieval epic that tells the story of Wilkin Brattle, a 14th century warrior, whose life is forever changed when a divine messenger beseeches him to lay down his sword and lead the life of another man: a journeyman executioner. Set in northern Wales during a time rife with rebellion and political upheaval, Wilkin must walk a tight rope between protecting his true identity while also serving a mysterious destiny.

Guided by Annora, a mystical healer whose seeming omniscience keeps Wilkin under her sway; manipulated by Milus Corbett, a devious Chamberlain with grand political aspirations; and driven by a deepening connection with the Baroness Lady Love, Wilkin struggles to navigate political, emotional and supernal pitfalls in his quest to understand his greater purpose.

The Bastard Executioner premieres tonight at 10pm on FX.

Also on tonight…

AGTNBC: America’s Got Talent (competition)
CBS: Big Brother (reality competition)
PBS: In Their Own Words (docu)
ABCFAM: Monica the Medium (reality)
DSC: Yukon Men: Revealed (reality)
ESQUI: American Ninja Warrior (competition)
OXYGEN: Bad Girls Club (reality)

Dancing With The StarsABC: Dancing With the Stars: First Dances (competition)
CBS: Zoo (drama)
ABCFAM: Next Step Realty: NYC (reality)
BRAVO: Below Deck (reality)
DSC: Yukon Men (reality)
E!: Total Divas (wrestling reality)
SYFY: Face Off (competition)

TV Logo - ChoppedFOOD: Chopped (food competition)
NBC: Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris (variety)
A&E: Storage Wars: Behind the Locker (reality)
BET: Real Husbands of Hollywood (spoof)
BRAVO: My Fab 40th (docu)
COMEDY: Tosh.0/Drunk History (comedy)
DSC: Rebel Gold (reality)

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A lot of interesting news in comics lately, here are a few tidbits.


This surprised me, but is actually (maybe) a fantastic idea. Mary Jane Watson, Spiderman’s long time love and (sorta) ex-wife is joining the supporting cast of Invincible Iron Man with issue 4. Will this be a long time addition or is it more of a stunt? How will this affect Mary Jane’s role in Spiderman?

Although, with MJ being sidelined the last few years in Spiderman, this is actually a great idea for keeping her in a larger role in the Marvel universe (of course I’d totally be down for an MJ ongoing in the current Marvel Comics universe). Will she be working for Stark, friends, or a potential love interest (I could do without the latter)? The issue hits stands in December and we will discovery the direction they take with MJ. Ironically, if MJ and Tony become love interests, it was Tony’s actions that ultimately led to the end of Spiderman/MJ marriage and the rewriting of the Marvel Universe’s history (long story, see: “Civil War“.)


December will not be nearly as friendly to DC Comic titles as five ongoing will be coming to an end by the end of the month. According to Comic Book Resources, these titles include Lobo (pictured left), Doomed, The Omega Men, Gotham By Midnight, and Justice League United.

Doomed is expected to conclude with issue #6 in November, with the rest meeting their end in December. Neither Doomed nor The Omega Men even reached 10 issues, such a short amount of time to find its footing and an audience. Years ago, these ongoings would have had a much better shot. Could these characters be retooled (or in Lobo’s case, maybe bringing him back to his pre-New 52 style and roots)? There is still a lot of potential for these characters and I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of them.

Joss Whedon's New Comic Series

I’m not sure how I missed this announcement, but Joss Whedon will be writing a new comic series for Dark Horse Comics, The Twist. Of course Dark Horse is the home of Buffy, Angel, and Serenity comics.

Whedon described the series to EW, stating “It’s a Victorian thriller about a meek chambermaid who is fed to a dark horror — but instead of dying, she returns, with knowledge, power, and rage she can neither deny nor control.” The character will launch in a 6 issue mini series, with unlimited potential for future material. Buffy meets steampunk? I’m totally down for that.

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Z Nation - New Season

Z Nation, the action-horror series on the Syfy channel returns tonight with its all new season. The post-apocalyptic show focuses on humanity’s ongoing struggle against zombies infused with all of the action and camp that you’d expect from a Syfy series. The show is the polar opposite from The Walking Dead, and that is not a bad thing. There is plenty of room for all sorts of zombie shows. The new episode is on at 10pm.

Z Nation, “The Murphy”
Description: In the Season 2 premiere, moments have passed since Murphy triggered the launch of tactical nuclear weapons and it’s every man/woman for themselves as the group split up and try to outrun the impending blast. Meanwhile, Citizen Z finds himself battling thawed zombies and unable to communicate with the team, which leads him to make a desperate move that prompts the arrival of a mysterious and deadly bounty hunter.

Also on tonight…

Girl Meets WorldDISNEY: Jessie/Girl Meets World (comedies)
ABC/CBS/NBC/FOX: Think It Up (fundraiser)
CW: Masters of Illusion (showcase)
LIFE: Bring It! (reality)
TNT: Cold Justice (procedural drama)
FOOD: (8:30PM) Taco Trip (food)
DSC: Bering Sea Gold: Dredged Up (reality)

For Better or Worse, Show LogoOWN: For Better or Worse (comedy)
NBC: Dateline NBC (news showcase)
DISNEY: I Didn’t Do It/Gravity Falls (animated)
DSC: Bering Sea Gold (reality)
E!: Total Divas (reality)
LIFE: Bring It! (reality)
TNT: Cold Justice: Sex Crimes (procedural drama)

TV Logo - The SoupE!: The Soup (drama)
ABC: 20/20 (news showcase)
MAX: Strike Back (action)
DSC: Edge of Alaska (reality)
FOOD: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (food)
HBO: Real Time with Bill Maher (political talk)
TRU: Trutv Friday Night Knockout (boxing)

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Marvel's Agents of Shield

If you aren’t watching Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, then you really should be! Since last year’s (spoiler alert) fall of SHIELD in Captain America: Winter Soldier, the show has been firing on all cylinders both creatively- and literally (the story movement has been nonstop). The team’s recent addition of Mockingbird (Adrianne Palicki) has been fantastic as has the mystery of Director Coulson’s alien writings. Is it Kree? Could it tie into the Inhumans? Are we seeing seeds planted for Age of Ultron or Captain America: Civil War? As many great questions that you can ask, here is hoping some of them pan out!

Tonight’s all new episode airs at 9pm on ABC. Here is the official description from ABC:

Marvel’s Agents of Shield, “The Writing on the Wall”
The team discovers murder victims who have on their bodies the same alien glyphs on them that Coulson’s been etching, and all of Coulson’s secrets and lies come to a head.

You can watch previews and past clips that tie into the episode on ABC GO.

NCISCBS: NCIS (crime drama)
ABC: Selfie (comedy)
NBC: The Voice (competition)
FOX: MasterChef Junior (kid competition)
CW: The Flash (superhero drama)
OXYGEN: Bad Girls Club (reality)
TVLAND: Family Feud (gameshow)

Supernatural, Show LogoCW: Supernatural (supernatural drama)
NBC: The Voice (competition)
CBS: NCIS: New Orleans (crime drama)
FOX: New Girl/The Mindy Project (comedies)
A&E: Storage Wars (reality)
OXYGEN: Nail’d It! (docu)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of New Jersey (reality)

TV Logo - Sons of AnarchyFX: Sons of Anarchy (drama)
NBC: Chicago Fire (drama)
CBS: Person of Interest (thriller/drama)
ABC: Forever (supernatural cop drama)
FOOD: Chopped (cooking competition)
CNBC: The Profit (reality)
MTV: Awkward/Faking It/Happyland (comedy)

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making a scene with james francoJames loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only he can. (AOL)

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The Devil’s Hand is now available on iTunes, VOD and in select theaters. Read the synopsis, check out the blog App, then enter to win a 15 dollars iTunes giftcard!

Official Description: When six girls are born on the sixth day of the sixth month to different mothers in the small, devout village of New Bethlehem an ancient prophecy is set in motion – on their 18th birthday one of the girls will become the Devil’s Hand. As the day approaches and one by one the young women begin to disappear, terror overtakes the quiet community and those remaining girls band together to uncover who or what is behind these treacherous acts.


Have Halloween plans yet? You should think about having a Halloween get-together and movie night? Make it even creepier by hosting a “Prophecy Party!” Invite 5 friends, download and watch The Devil’s Hand, and follow the Prophecy Party Player Guide instructions to see who will survive!

To enter the contest, simply post your favorite horror movie in our comments. What movie would pair up nicely with The Devil’s Hand for a awesome (and horror filled) movie night?

The second way to enter the giveaway is to head over to Twitter and post MHD’s URL (www.myhollywooddream.com) along with @RSthePit, #TheDevilsHand and #ProphecyParty (You can also post this page to Twitter automatically at the bottom of this article).

This giveaway will go until November 3rd, 2014!

As usual, you can get a Third Entry into the giveaway simply by retweeting this tweet…

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